Over 240 cyclists took to their saddles on June 22 on a route to
showcase the stunning scenery of Suffolk. It was a wonderful day
accompanied by fantastic weather, cakes and supporters. It was a
win for Men United v Prostate Cancer as the event
raised over £27,000!
To register your interest for the 2015 Saxon Classic please
email us now on firstname.lastname@example.org.
One rider, Mark Pritchard shares his story here:
“It’s 8am at Christchurch Park, Ipswich and a solitary Anglo Saxon
soldier stands guard at the start line. A short final briefing from
a marshal and the inaugural Prostate Cancer UK Saxon Classic
Sportive is underway. I’m soon in the countryside and heading for
the coast. There’s a real sense of history as I pass places like
Sutton Hoo, Orford and Dunwich. I then head inland before turning
south for the ride back to Ipswich. The sun’s out and the leafy
lanes provide some welcome shade. Along the route there are small
groups of people cheering the riders on. All too soon I’m back in
Christchurch Park where a great crowd of lively spectators is there
to welcome us.
How can I sum up the Saxon Classic? Great route, great scenery,
great organisation and a great cause. I was riding for two friends
who have prostate cancer and I could feel them smiling down and
sustaining me. Oh; one question – when do entries open for
2015? I will definitely be back…..”
About the event
Starting and finishing in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, riders can
choose from 55km, 100km, or 160km. Take in some of the wonders of
Suffolk such the beautiful town of Woodbridge, the hauntingly
beautiful esate of Sutton Hoo - home to the iconic Saxon mask. See
estuaries leading to hidden fishing ports and wild coastlines. The
route will also take in Orford, on the River Ore, with riders
experiencing the stunning nature reserves of Minsmere and Suffolk's
lost seaside town - Dunwich.